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Autoliv Inc.

large capital investment or implementation of sophisticated new
tools in its production lines during
this process. "It's [more] about
the people who know the product
best," Brohm explains.
"They know what the physical
barriers are that are nagging the
production line on a daily basis.
They typically have clever insights
and ideas to address the root causes of defectivity once understood."
Through this process, Autoliv's
team identifies the top problems that
lead to defects and corrects them,
but in ways "so they never come back
and affect us again," Brohm says.
"That gives us more energy and enthusiasm to go even further.
"We aspire for the day where all
our production lines produce zero
defects on a daily basis," he says,
noting that this has required some
retraining of employees to the PPM
mindset. "It's really more about
training of the concepts and exposure to how it can be effective to take
a different way of thinking to our daily activities."
Autoliv has seen strong results
from the Zero Defects initiative,
Brohm says. Previously, the company had several production lines that
could not operate in a 24-hour peri-

od without producing a defect. Now,
"We have many examples of production lines delivering zero defects in
electronics, seat belts and airbags,"
he says.

Midwest

Being Better
Brohm joined Autoliv in 2002 and
has enjoyed his time with the company. "Some days are very long and
some days are really challenging,"

ML Industries, Inc. is proud to supply and support

Autoliv as a valuable partner as they lead the industry
in technology, innovation, and capability. MLI has a
long-standing tradition of aligning itself with strategic
manufacturing partners around the world. Through
these partnerships, MLI brings a wealth of experience
in logistics, cost, and quality initiatives to provide a differential competitive advantage to our customers. Our
core values at MLI drive investment in our associates at
all levels through education, training, and communications. Through self-directed work teams the ownership
for success in our operations globally resides with our
production associates directly. We constantly strive
for continuous improvement in our processes through
our associate involvement, and through this foundation we work to be a strong and valuable partner to
Autoliv globally as well as other leading automotive
industry companies. Congratulations to Autoliv from
all of the associates at ML Industries, Inc.

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